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SoCal Flyfishers – Southern California Fly Fishing Guide

Southern California anglers who are intrigued by saltwater fly-fishing, but don’t know how to start can begin at the annual Southwest Council Fly Fishers International (FFI) Fly Fishing Faire, Oct. 20-21 with beginning, intermediate and advanced casting classes, seminars and demonstrations conducted continuously.

socal flyfishersThe weekend Faire is being held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 North Verdugo Rd.

Local angler Al Quattrocchi (known simply as Al Q) will conduct a beach fishing – flyrod surf-casting – clinic to answer every where, when and how question.

Gary Bulla will present Baja Bounty, Alex Cady will offer an offshore clinic while Capt. Vaughn Podmore will present Breakwater and Catalina opportunities.

Other clinics, seminars and demonstrations will highlight casting techniques and fly tying.

There will be sessions on fishing marinas and tidal waters in Long Beach, San Pedro up to Redondo Beach and Santa Monica for bass, bonito and other inshore fish.

The event will be the first opportunity to see some of 2019’s new gear along with 2018 pre-holiday closeouts of rods, reels, clothing and accessories.

Fly Fishers International was formerly known as the Federation of Fly Fishers.  The Southwest Council FFI is composed of some 22 local clubs.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sat., 9-3 on Sun.

Fly Fishing Faire admission is $15 for adults, $20 for a family; children ages 16 and younger are free.  A single admission is good both Faire days.